Inside Adam Johnson‘s ‘cushy’ open prison camp – where lags are called ‘residents‘

Footie nonce was jailed in 2016 for sexually assaulting and grooming a 15-year-old Sunderland fan.

His sister, Faye, has taken to social media to claim her brother will be released this year.

A prison source told Daily Star Online his release could be imminent.

But before Johnson is released, he could be moved to a Category D Open prison, with North Sea Camp mooted as a potential destination.

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ON THE MOVE? Johnson could be moved to an open prison (Pic: GETTY)

“They won’t want 50 paps waiting outside the prison 24 hours a day”

Inside source

HMP North Sea Camp is among a group of prisons in the UK with the lowest security restrictions.

It is also known for housing a large number of sex offenders, with governors saying last year 60% of lags had committed a sexual offence.

While being praised for rehabilitating prisoners, the nick has also been criticised for its high number of absconders and referring to inmates as residents.

In 2018, governors got rid of the term prisoner, confirming all lags would be called residents.

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The move was widely criticised as being too soft on the prisoners.

Glyn Travis of the prison officers‘ union said: “They are not residents. They are prisoners. 

“The victims of crime would see them as prisoners, not residents.”

As well as being referred to as a resident, Johnson is likely to enjoy less restrictions on activities, and more time out of his cell.

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An insider previously told us: ““He could go to North Sea Camp a couple of weeks before his release and then be quietly let go. But it’s all at the discretion of the governors.

“They won’t want 50 paps waiting outside the prison 24 hours a day.”

, for fear of scuppering his imminent release.

And when he is released, he has reportedly arranged a golfing holiday for him and his pals.

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